Royal Spoonbills, Nightbird query

To: "Paul Mahoney" <>, <>
Subject: Royal Spoonbills, Nightbird query
From: "Sharon Rusk" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 06:35:38 +1100
Hi Paul!

On your description it's highly likely that it was the call of the Koel, I hear them everyday down on the coast, these calls start at the finish of the "Kooooeeel "calling period. The female gives a loud high pitched call, like a "Rubber Ducky" toy amplified, and the male gives the "wirra wirra wirra" call in reply. The female also gives a high pitched growl when being harrassed, these calls, along with a couple of others from the male, can come at any time of the day or night so I'd be putting my money on the Koel making the sounds.


Bob Rusk

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